aphonia


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aphonia

 [a-fo´ne-ah]
loss of the voice; see also dysphonia.

a·pho·ni·a

(ă-fō'nē-ă),
Loss of the voice as a result of disease or injury to the larynx.
[G. a- priv. + phōnē, voice]

aphonia

(ā-fō′nē-ə)
n.
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria.

a·phon′ic (ā-fŏn′ĭk, ā-fō′nĭk) adj.

aphonia

Complete speechlessness due to an inability to produce normal sounds secondary to organic (e.g., laryngeal) disease or mental retardation.

aphonia

ENT Complete speechlessness resulting from an inability to produce normal sounds due to organic–eg, laryngeal disease or mental cause. See Stroke. Cf Alalia, Spasmodic dysphonia.

a·pho·ni·a

(ă-fō'nē-ă)
Loss of the voice as a result of disease or injury to the larynx.
[G. a- priv. + phōnē, voice]

aphonia

Loss of voice, usually as a result of disorder of the LARYNX or VOCAL CORDS.
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'Dora's' father, Philip, brought her to Freud as a teenager, while she was suffering from 'tussis nervosa, aphonia, depression, and taedium vitae'.
103) does not end the play; it is followed by a short epilogue by the 'Voix de la Piece', the juxtaposition bringing out that unlike Dora, whose principal hysterical symptom is aphonia, the Play has a voice, is in a position to gain a hearing for its version of events.
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